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Elder Affairs Will Host A Senior Wellness Fair Called “Healthy Harvest” Focusing On Nutrition, Exercise, Medical Services, Senior Discounts, And More

The City of Springfield Department of Elder Affairs will host a Senior Wellness Fair called “Healthy Harvest” focusing on nutrition, exercise, medical services, senior discounts, and more. Springfield residents are invited to come to the Greenleaf Community Center at 1187 Parker Street in Springfield on September 18 from 11-3pm. There will be free healthy snacks, food and exercise demonstrations, free chair massages all day, a holistic wellness speaker, and free health screenings such as blood pressure, pulse, diabetes, cholesterol, and bone density testing. Our partners helping to bring this event to the community are Health New England, Commonwealth Care Alliance, and Fallon Community Health Plan. 

Wellness can come at a price during these harsh economic times as everything seems to cost more. Seniors must decide whether to purchase medication or groceries. “Through Healthy Harvest, we are hoping to provide seniors access to the resources that will meet their needs,” said Jan Rodriguez Denney, Elder Affairs Director. 

The City of Springfield Department of Elder Affairs/Council on Aging (COA) works to improve and enhance the quality of life for elder residents in Springfield. It advocates, plans, develops, coordinates and provides social services as well as information and referral services for Springfield's elder citizens. There are seven Senior Centers located throughout the City offering many different services and programs. 

For further comment, please contact Janet Rodriguez Denney, Director of Elder Affairs, at 413-750-2654.

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